We can confirm the Eagles did have legitimate interest in Jets safety LaRon Landry, but apparently it wasn’t enough to get him to Philadelphia.
Landry signed with the New York Jets today amid speculation that he was to meet with Eagles officials.
As noted earlier, the former sixth overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft isn’t a terrific cover player, but would have provided the Eagles secondary with the physical presence it currently lacks. Still, Landry is more a stop-gap at this point and didn’t figure to prove as a long-term solution at the position despite only entering his sixth season.
It’s purely speculation, but it’s hard to imagine that the Eagles would have offered more money or years than what he got with the Jets. And so we continue the wait for the Eagles to make their first dent into the free agency pool. Unless, of course, you consider the signings of G/C Mike Gibson to a two-year contract and C/G Steve Vallos to a one-year contract as dents. I don’t. Then again, I didn’t think much of the Evan Mathis signing last summer, so…